The lead universal nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” left the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg on 22 September and headed for Murmansk, its port of registration. The journey will take about two weeks. During its voyage, an inspection of the operation of the nuclear icebreaker in ice conditions will be carried out,” according to Mustafa Kashka, General Director of FSUE Atomflot. Arktika will enter the ice, passing north of Franz Josef Land (83 degrees north latitude). This will make it possible to set up the electric propulsion system of the nuclear-powered ship in ice conditions.
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